One of the first gardens of 2016 was a make over of a neglected back lawn. Our first job was to fence the area off separating it from the drive and creating a sense of intimacy.
In order to accommodate the modest budget we kept the centre lawn instead of re-turfing the area. We created a feeling of more space by creating paths that lead through the garden and to features. We disguised the oil tank with a simple trellis and climbing jasmine that will sweetly scent the air next to the arbour seat. In front of the seat is a Cotswold stone chippings square with a gentle solar powered fountain. This are will be hidden behind the plants and shrubs in years to come allowing the user to sit peacefully and enjoy the garden.
The planting will fill the garden with cottage garden colour and scent attracting the bees using perennials and shrubs. With the occasional urn planter dotted amongst the flowers for added interest.
An arch and climbing rose covered path leads to the new patio next to the patio doors to the house. This path perfectly frames the view from the house to an urn focal point that can be planted with seasonal colour.
A new entrance path and arch allow the existing wisteria to grow along the house and new fence which is also planted with golden hops.